drank Gooey Butter Cake by 52teas
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I have never had gooey butter cake but I find the thought of it absolutely delicious and the picture on the front of this one just looks so delightfully sinful and yummy.

This arrived a few weeks ago but I had a cold at the time and couldn’t taste diddley squat so I have had to put off the tasting session until this morning. I kept looking at it every day thinking “I will be admiring you soon” and soon never seemed soon enough.

Raw this has a lovely black and gold mixture in colour and it smells like creamy vanilla and sweet lemon (the lemon surprised me). I had a good look at gooey butter cake recipes online and none have mentioned having lemon in them but I am thinking that maybe this might be a personal twist on the classic recipe.

I noticed that other tasters mentioned adding milk and sugar but I am going to try my first cup ‘au natural’. Especially if this tastes as it smells then I will be in creamy lemon heaven.

Smell wise once brewed this has taken on a slightly earthier tone which is probably from the black tea but the vanilla and lemon still peak through quite strongly.

I may have over steeped this for a minute or so as the black tea is quite strong and has a slight bitterness to it. I do like my black tea’s strong but I think that with the lemon in this tea that strength is not necessary. The flavours do taste as it smells (creamy lemony and smooth) and the black is a dark and roasted kind of taste.

I honestly cannot taste cake or a dessert at all but it is very nice. It’s just more of a creamy lemon drink which may be creamier with added milk. I suppose I can try that now. Dashes off to put a drop of milk in. It now has milk and has cooled down slightly, well it does taste creamier and some of the bitterness from the black has gone so it’s much smoother and creamier (both of which are positive). Still creamy and lemony just a lot more so with the milk.

It’s a nice drink as I love lemon and if you were to argue it was cakey then it would be some sort of lemon cake (lemon squares, lemon pound cake etc) but I can’t taste any butter. I think the vanilla like flavour is meant to mimic the butter but I just taste more vanilla then butter and with the lemon being over the top of the two flavours it’s hard to define it.

I will have no problem finishing the rest of this pouch but I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t taste as I imagined.

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


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